How Do We Receive Guests?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

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How Do We Receive Guests?

Treat the guest as God; the guest’s heart is more sensitive than the most sensitive flower. If we generously give to others, we will attract more wealth in this and future lives….

Path to Siva, Lesson 52


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Peace and Contentment – Publisher’s Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2018 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. “A look at some specific suggestions on what we can do to experience the peaceful state of mind called contentment”

A Final Art Submission

The final submission for our upcoming yet-to-be-revealed publication. This is a painting done by Jaipur painter Kailash Raj. We’ve chosen this beautiful work as the publication’s cover art

When you seek a guru,
Seek one who is holy and pure
And then give him your all—
Your body, life and wealth.
Then in constancy learn clearly,
Not a moment distracting.
Surely shall you thus reach Siva’s State.
Placing His Feet on my head,
The Master blessed me. He is the holy guru.
He my Self Realization works.
He takes the jiva to the state beyond tattvas.
He sunders my bonds.
All these he performs— He that is Truth itself.

Tirumantiram Verses 1693 & 2049

Digital Path to Siva Now Available in Tamil

Our newest publication Path to Siva was recently translated into Tamil, and now that Tamil version is available for free at our website.

Tamil Path to Siva Book Launch Event

Satguru and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have attended the Tamil Path to Siva launch event. Satguru was received with beautiful fanfare. He then proceeded to present the book and some of the material it contains. The book is already being distributed to many schools in Malaysia. It is a much needed resource for the youth today and now will reach a much broader audience.

History of Hindu India – PART 5

We are delighted to announce the completion of our five part video documentary series, "The History of Hindu India," based on the book of the same title. Both are available now on YouTube. Parts One (posted in 2014), Two and Three (both posted in 2015) have been very popular , receiving respectively, 2.6 million hits, 1.3 million hits and 965,000 hits along with tens of thousands of "thumbs up" and hundreds of positive comments. The History of Hindu India series was developed by the editors of Hinduism Today magazine in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge. It is intended to provide an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in American middle and high school classes, as well as Hindu temple study groups and general presentations on the Hindu religion and history. Part Four is based on the fourth chapter of the textbook, "The History of Hindu India," published in 2011. It covers Indian history from 1850 to 1947, from when the British Crown took over direct control of India from the East India Company to Independence. Under British rule, economic exploitation of the subcontinent increased, resulting in frequent famine and deprivation across the once wealthy land. A determined and mostly nonviolent freedom movement emerged and finally succeeded, resulting in the formation of modern India and Muslim Pakistan in 1947. Part five is based on the fifth chapter of the textbook. It covers Indian history from 1947 to the present day. Opening with Nehru's famed speech on August 15, 1947, it describes the formation of the new government, development of the constitution, invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan, the horrors of partition, formation of states along linguistic lines, and efforts to uplift the lower classes. It covers the religions of India along with religious strife and its causes, Hindu pilgrimage using Rameswaram as an example, Ayurveda, the impact of Hinduism in the modern world and finally a nod to the popularity of Bollywood and Indian cuisine. For more information and for class lesson plans based on the book, visit www.hinduismtoday.com/education/. This documentary is directed and produced by Sushma Khadepaun. Narrated by Roger (Raj) Narayan. Post Production Jalebi Khao, LA. Funded by the Uberoi Foundation, Institute for Curriculum Advancement. Part One: https://youtu.be/dBZRTzXARWM Part Two: https://youtu.be/j0kLX2aPgo8 Part Three: https://youtu.be/Lr8Qx0SyrYI

Four Great Tamil Saints — How We Look At Astrology

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas - Commentaries on Path to Siva
Who Are the Four Great Tamil Saints? Path to Siva, Lesson 39 (January 17,2018)

Our saints have sung that Siva is within us, and we are within Siva." Having devotion to Siva, having Siva in your heart, offers protection during difficult astrological times. Choose good days for major events in your life and for compatability in major partnerships. Siva is a compassionate God and the way He set up astrology was compassionate; it goes back and forth between positive and negative periods.

Path To Siva, Lesson 39.

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Path to Siva: What Is Our Heritage of Gurus?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas - Commentaries on Path to Siva
What Is Our Heritage of Gurus? Path to Siva, Lesson 36 (December 27,2017)

"Since the beginning of time, the power, or shakti, of God Siva has been carried forth by enlightened beings, satgurus." Spiritual progress is achieved through abhyasa, daily practice, and vairagya, dispassion. Dispassion is being detached enough to be getting happiness from inside ourself not outside from the world. Control awareness; find and claim joyousness and peace every day in all environments. "Naam ariyom-We do not know." When we get really deep inside to find the deepest truth it can not be explained.

Path To Siva, Lesson 36.

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